US military unveils 'smart gun' for Afganistan

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  1. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    A US soldier prepares to fire the XM-25


    A new gun the US military hopes will help take on the Taliban has been unveiled.

    Called the XM-25 it has been described by the US Army as a 'game changer'.

    It uses a laser guidance system and specially developed 25mm high explosive rounds which can be programmed to detonate over a target.

    Richard Audette helped develop it for the US Army and says it's a big leap forward because it's the first small arms weapon to use smart technology.

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    "The way a soldier operates this is basically find your target, then laze (laser) to it, which gives the range, then you get an adjusted aim point, adjust the fire and pull the trigger.

    "Say you've lazed out to 543 metres... When you pull the trigger it arms the round and fires it 543 metres plus or minus one, two or three metres."

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    The XM-25 is already being used by US soldiers in Afghanistan

    It means the weapon can be used to target insurgents hiding behind walls or in ditches without the need to call in air strikes.

    "That makes it a full solution fire control weapon".

    It's already been issued to soldiers in the US military serving in Afghanistan and could be used by British special forces too.

    In a statement the MOD wouldn't comment on the new gun but said it is committed to provide front line troops in Afghanistan with the best possible equipment.

    In addition it said it is always interested in evaluating emerging technology.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11876041
     
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  3. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    try K11 from south korea it is better then XM25 as it can fire bullets too..........

     
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    ^^ Word has it that TATA Advanced Systems that got the $ 3.2 billion contract for the FINSAS for our Army is also aiming to develop something like this. At least there is a mention of "future multi-caliber weapon system" in some reports. Any ideas when is that coming out? Because multi-caliber weapons are going to be the future; even if it is to fight ragtag terrorists from Pakistan.
     
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    for this of rifle you need to have laser range finder and electronic fuse for grenade. light vision and thermal image will be add on.
     
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    Advanced Infantry Weapon's Sights

    International technologies (Lasers) ITL

    The Multi-Purpose Rifle System (MPRS) fire control system is designed by International Technologies Lasers (ITL) for modern and future "land warrior" type applications. The MPRS measures the range to the target, displays a corrected aiming point for proper elevation necessary for an accurate fire, and automatically sets the time delay fuse in the grenade to activate the bomb just before impact, at a preset altitude over the target. The fuze can also be set to explode at a preset delay after an impact, to enable penetration of a soft target (a window, for example). IMI is also developing two new submunitions for the Refaim. The MPRS has additional C4I functions, including a digital compass and laser pointer which provide effective coordination in the battlefield, as well as full integration into tactical command and control systems. Information from the system can be displayed at the team and squad level, neighboring forces such as tanks or helicopters, or link up to higher echelons.

    Based on the MPRS, or its standard MARS reflection sight, ITL is also offering "round the corner" application for its advanced "Urban Warrior" program. The system comprises of a video camera mounted on the weapon, "looking" through the MARS (red dot sight used on the current Tavor assault rifles) which clearly shows the aiming point. The image can be transmitted to an eyepiece work by the soldier or sent back to a forward command post where it provides real-time monitoring of the combat situation. ITL also offers a wearable computer for the "Urban Warrior", which provides navigation, situational awareness and coordination, target identification, ranging, reporting etc.

    When integrated into infantry weapon systems, MPRS can be coupled with the Warrior Compact Targeter (WACT) developed by IAI/MLM.

    http://defense-update.com/products/m/mprs.htm

    this system is in used by israel (it is same as the XM25)

    http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2005smallarms/thursday/guttel.pdf

    this kit was then offered for INSAS rifle by the IAI

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    but some one thought it was not worth it. :angry_6:
     

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